Precious Lamb Preschool Endowment or Precious Lamb “Building Our Future” Endowment

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All monies will go directly toward our Preschool program, benefiting homeless children living in local shelters. Students attend Precious Lamb for free five full days a week while their parent/guardian attends treatment and other programs that will improve their family’s quality of life. Children develop school readiness through an emphasis on academic, social, and emotional development with a uniquely low 1:4 teacher ratio. Studies show that children who receive quality preschool education are 3x more likely to graduate high school and earn 25% more in their careers. By creating systemic and social change in children and their parents, Precious Lamb can achieve its mission “To break the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time”.

Since 2002, Precious Lamb Preschool has served hundreds of at-risk and homeless children ages 18 months to 5 years old in the greater Long Beach area. Through a uniquely low 1:4 ratio, each child receives the focused and nurturing attention of our experienced teachers. Honoring that low ratio has created a waiting list of children in need of our school, and two years ago we were able to open a second classroom. Since then the need has continued to grow, and find ourselves again needing to expand our Preschool program. The expansion process includes cleaning, preparing, and modifying an unused classroom within our facility, and sustaining the costs of the classroom, including teacher salaries and curriculum, up to $100,000 a year. With the addition of a third classroom, we can serve 40+ students at a time, and up to 100 children a year, preparing them for kindergarten and helping to break the cycle of homelessness in our community.

How You Can Help
Make a donation today. Your contribution receives a full tax deduction and goes directly towards the Precious Lamb Fund you select.

Use the secure form below to make an online donation. We appreciate your support!

Contributions By Check
Check donations may be mailed to Long Beach Community Foundation, 400 Oceangate, Suite 800, Long Beach, CA 90802. Please make check payable to “Long Beach Community Foundation” and write “Precious Lamb Preschool Endowment” in the memo section of your check.

Contributions By Credit Card
In the secure form below, please select a donation amount. If you do not see your designated amount listed, please select ‘Other’ and type in the amount of your choice.

100% of your donation is deductible for income tax purposes, but a credit card service charge of about 3% will be deducted from your donation. You may want to consider increasing the amount of your donation to cover this necessary cost.

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